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BBC’s iPlayer heads to Sky as part of content, tech deal

The BBC in the UK has struck a deal that covers content and technology with domestic competitor Sky, with the public broadcaster’s on demand service iPlayer becoming available via the pay TV platform as a result. The main feature of the deal is the availability of the BBC iPlayer app and connected red-button service on […]

Young Audiences Content Fund reveals first recipients from $75m scheme

The UK’s Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) has revealed the first recipients to benefit from its recently launched £57m ($75m) development and production scheme, with almost £4m handed out to date. The YACF was unveiled in April and has been devised to support the creation of new programming for children and young audiences aged up […]

Sky extends Mark Strong drama ‘Temple’ into second season

European pay TV operator Sky has ordered a second season of its Mark Strong-starring drama Temple. The series, which launched in September, is produced by Hera Pictures and tells the story of a respected surgeon who finds himself drawn into the underground world of doomsday preppers and bank robbers when he tries to save his […]

NBCUniversal combines domestic, international arms as Kevin MacLellan steps down

NBCUniversal is to combine its domestic and global divisions following news that international and distribution chief Kevin MacLellan is stepping down. MacLellan was most recently chairman of NBCU Global Distribution and International, ultimately overseeing the company’s networks outside of the US and services such as streamer Hayu, as well as NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) production […]

Sky’s Zai Bennett on ‘huge’ HBO deal, Sky Studios pipeline and Peacock collaborations

Sky’s director of programmes Zai Bennett has outlined a multi-pronged approach to commissioning involving indies, Sky Studios and Comcast siblings NBC and Peacock, but also looked to put the importance of its recent deal with HBO-owner WarnerMedia into context. In a far-reaching discussion at TBI’s inaugural Masterclass event yesterday, Bennett described the extended deal for […]

WarnerMedia lifts lid on HBO Max, confirms plans for AVOD version

AT&T has officially lifted the lid on HBO Max, announcing that the streamer will launch in May 2020 at US$14.99 per month and confirming plans for an AVOD option.  The streamer will launch with 10,000 hours of content and, as previously reported, existing AT&T HBO customers and HBO Now direct-billed subscribers will receive the new […]

Sky confirms HBO output deal and HBO Max co-production pact

Sky has unveiled details of its new output deal with HBO-owner WarnerMedia and confirmed it will co-produce shows with soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max. The output deal, details of which were first reported yesterday, applies across Sky’s European markets and will allow the company’s networks and OTT service Now TV to offer HBO shows as well […]

Exclusive: Sky strikes five-year HBO output deal, preps HBO Max co-productions

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True Detective, suggests […]

TBI launches ‘Masterclass’ series with Sky’s Zai Bennett

TBI Magazine is proud to announce the launch of its new ‘Masterclass’ sessions – a series of intimate sit-down conversations with top commissioners and execs. Produced in association with Grand Scheme Media and set in our picturesque Blackfriars gallery, TBI Masterclass will deliver detailed corporate strategy, commissioning briefs and broader market views from a single […]

MIPCOM 2019: The Big Deals

As MIPCOM closes its doors after another frenetic market, TBI explores some of the big deals to emerge this year in Cannes. DRAMA With new streamers in town, scripted business was again frisk along the Croisette, with one of those new entrants, Topic, picking up rights to StudioCanal shows Vernon Subutex and Danish comedy drama […]

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